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Saints place rookie WR Cooks, S Bush on IR

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:21
METAIRIE, La. - Brandin Cooks' season is officially done after the New Orleans Saints placed the dynamic rookie receiver on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken thumb. Cooks' agent had estimated a timetable of 4-6 weeks after Cooks' surgery on Monday, but the Saints must not have felt confident that he could get back to full strength in time for a possible playoff run.
New Orleans Saints place rookie wideout Brandin Cooks on IR, report says
Monday, 17 November 2014 10:28
New Orleans Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush have been placed on injured reserve, ESPN reported. Cooks had surgery on his thumb this week, which would have put him out for at least 4-6 weeks. Bush fractured his fibula, according to a source. He was on crutches after Sunday's game but didn't know if surgery was required. With their safety depth rapidly dwindling (Jairus Byrd, Vinnie Sunseri are also on IR), the…
New Orleans Saints No Longer in Position to Make a Run in NFC South
Monday, 17 November 2014 09:45
The rule of three states that things that come in threes prove to be more effective. If that's truly the case, the Saints haven't quite learned their lesson after the past two weeks. Two home games for the New Orleans Saints after gaining a division lead, two home losses. The team also lost two key components for an extend period of time.
New Orleans Saints rookie Brandin Cooks' absence will be felt at WR | Black and Gold Today
Monday, 17 November 2014 09:37
The New Orleans Saints have suffered some key injuries recently, including rookie receiver Brandin Cooks in their 27-10 loss to Cincinnati. On today's edition of Black and Gold Today, sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Katherine Terrell discuss the impact of Cooks' broken thumb, on which he underwent surgery Monday. What will the Saints miss with Cooks out 4-6 weeks, as they enter a stretch run of six more regular season games? Plus,…
Film study: Reviewing Saints' offense
Monday, 17 November 2014 07:08
METAIRIE, La. -- It wasn’t easy, but I managed to stay awake through the entire replay of the New Orleans Saints' offensive performance in Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. All jokes aside, I understood what the Saints were trying to do -- patiently relying on the run game and check-down passes to control the clock and avoid turnovers. And we’ve seen it work before in victories at Carolina two weeks ago, at Chicago…
Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick
Monday, 17 November 2014 06:17
The New Orleans Saints will try to avoid losing three straight home games for the first time since 2005 when they host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. The Saints have dropped their past two games at the Superdome despite being favored by six points or more both times, and the last time they lost three in a row there came when the team finished 3-13.
Saints without Cooks, Bush during stretch run
Sunday, 16 November 2014 10:29
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken right thumb and his recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks, said his agent, Jeff Sperbeck.
New Orleans Saints could look 'outside the building' to build depth after injuries
Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:43
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton declined to confirm injuries to safety Rafael Bush or receiver Brandin Cooks on Monday, but he left open the possibility that the team would sign another player this week to boost depth. "There are certain positions in-house that are deeper than others and then there are other (positions) where you would look very quickly to a short list outside the building," Payton said on Monday.
New Orleans Saints' passing game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals: Graphic
Sunday, 16 November 2014 05:19
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' dismal 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Superdome. The Saints are now 4-6, slipping below the Atlanta Falcons in the division standings. Their next game will be in the Superdome vs. the 6-4 Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Source: Brandin Cooks out 2-4 weeks
Sunday, 16 November 2014 04:36
METAIRIE, La. -- More bad news stemming from the New Orleans Saints' ugliest loss of the season: Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks suffered a broken thumb that could sideline him for an estimated 2-4 weeks, a league source confirmed. Cooks is having a standout season, leading all NFL rookies with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns. He recently had begun to emerge as the Saints' most dynamic playmaker outside of tight end Jimmy Graham,…

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